United Nations Human Rights Council Essay

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As the newly appointed ambassador of the United States of America to the United Nations, the country I would choose to fill a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, between the Netherlands and France in the Western Europe region, is the Netherlands.


Additionally, France's primary area of human rights violations seems more reprehensible, since it stems from within administration, specifically, abuse of power by the police forces, a problem that has persisted for years. As was done in this paper, future candidates to the United Nations Human Rights Council should undergo a vigorous vetting, wherein each category of human rights is investigated for infractions, recommendations, openness to and successful implementation of recommendations.

The United Nations Human Rights Council is an "intergovernmental body" instituted by the United Nations, consisting of forty-seven countries. The council was created to protect human rights world-wide by making recommendations in regards to incidents where those rights are violated (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2007). Understandably then, as models for the rest of the world, potential members to the council must be thoroughly vetted in order to ensure that their own human rights records comply with proper guidelines. ...
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